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Writings to an Unfinished Accompaniment

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Hardcover, 1st, 128 pages
Published 1973 by Atheneum
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Maybe not my favorite Merwin but he is still The Master.
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William Stanley Merwin (New York City, September 30, 1927) is an American poet, credited with over 30 books of poetry, translation and prose. During the 1960s anti-war movement, Merwin's unique craft was thematically characterized by indirect, unpunctuated narration. In the 1980s and 1990s, Merwin's writing influence derived from his interest in Buddhist philosophy and deep ecology. Residing in Ha ...more
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